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Korean Mint Agastache rugosa

Phonetic Spelling
ah-GAH-sta-kee roo-GO-sah
Description

Korean Mint is found in the mountains regions of eastern Asia, especially along stream banks. Plant it in the full sun in well-draining soil. Its showy, purple flowers are especially attractive to bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds.  It tolerates browsing from deer and rabbits and is drought tolerant. Mass plant or group it in the front of a border, in small spaces, walkways, or in cottage gardens.

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Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#bees#hummingbirds#fragrant flowers#fall flowers#wildlife plant#fragrant leaves#cut flowers#low maintenance#flower arrangements#stream banks#summer flowers#deer resistant#borders#pollinator plant#short lifespan#mid-summer flowers#border front#nectar plant fall#late summer flowers#flowers early fall#walkways#butterfly friendly#nectar plant mid-summer#nectar plant late summer
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Agastache
    Species:
    rugosa
    Family:
    Lamiaceae
    Uses (Ethnobotany):
    A plant used in Chinese herbalism.
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    East Asia
    Wildlife Value:
    Flowers are pollinated by bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds.
    Particularly Resistant To (Insects/Diseases/Other Problems):
    It tolerates browsing from deer and rabbits and is drought tolerant
    Dimensions:
    Height: 1 ft. 0 in. - 3 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 1 ft. 0 in. - 2 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Herbaceous Perennial
    Perennial
    Habit/Form:
    Clumping
    Erect
    Maintenance:
    Low
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    Occasionally Dry
    Available Space To Plant:
    12 inches-3 feet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    4a, 4b, 5b, 5a, 6b, 6a, 7b, 7a, 8a, 8b, 9b, 9a
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Purple/Lavender
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Good Cut
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Summer
    Flower Description:
    Flowers bloom from mid-summer to early fall.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Opposite
    Leaf Margin:
    Dentate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Light green, simple, opposite, dentate leaves have a licorice fragrance when crushed.
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Green
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Cross Section:
    Square
    Stem Description:
    Erect square stems
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Meadow
    Riparian
    Small Space
    Walkways
    Landscape Theme:
    Butterfly Garden
    Cottage Garden
    Cutting Garden
    Drought Tolerant Garden
    Fairy Garden
    Garden for the Blind
    Pollinator Garden
    Design Feature:
    Border
    Mass Planting
    Small groups
    Attracts:
    Bees
    Butterflies
    Hummingbirds
    Pollinators
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Drought
    Rabbits